One of my coaching clients is making big life changes. She’s taking on new work with only people she likes. She joined a new spiritual community. She’s making progress toward her ideal weight.
Recently we had a wonderful coaching conversation about the disempowerment of heading toward perfection. Since perfection is an illusive ideal, we end up feeling bad about ourselves for never getting there.
Instead, if we move toward consistency, we tend to champion ourselves more. “Well, even though I’d love to walk every day, I DID walk 6 days this week and 24 days in this past month. Hey, I’m walking again!”
I’m in a steep learning curve myself right now – learning how to connect with more of my ideal clients on LinkedIn. For years I’ve thought it was possible, but I didn’t know how. So I’m taking a course and dedicating an hour a day to my studying and implementation.
I’m not nearly as proficient as I’d like yet, AND I’m making progress almost every day! I love paying attention to my consistent progress.
So, what about you? What would you love different in your life or work? How might you allow consistency to work for you?